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John Edward BENN

Regimental number1974
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25.9
Height5' 6.25"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Matilda Blanche Benn, 5th Street, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date19 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 19 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENN John Edward

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